Cars

Consumer Reports Shines Light on Car Insurance Quote Secrecy, Prices Are Rife With Inequities and Unfair Practices
Poor Credit May Raise Premiums Higher Than a Drunk Driving Conviction YONKERS, NY—The amounts drivers pay for their car insurance premiums are based on confounding algorithms that increasingly have more to do with socioeconomic factors than driving habits, according to...

Consumer Reports Names the Best Cars for Any Budget
Used car standouts from $10,000 or less up to $25,000; Plus, the Worst of the Worst Used Cars YONKERS, NY — Consumer Reports has long advocated buying used as a way for consumers to get the biggest bang for their...

The Truth about Car Recalls: Consumer Reports Investigates the Record-Breaking 2014 and What It Means For Drivers
Five key questions about recalls answered YONKERS, NY ― In 2014, 62 million U.S. vehicles were recalled, an all-time record. Some of those recalls have been tied to serious injuries or deaths, which might have Americans concerned about the safety...

Domestic Cars Clinch Three Spots in Consumer Reports’ Top Picks List for First Time in 17 Years
Subaru shows strong performance, with three models taking top honors in the 2015 list YONKERS, NY — In its annual Top Picks list, Consumer Reports has crowned four new vehicles—the Buick Regal, Chevrolet Impala, Subaru Legacy, and Toyota Highlander—with the...

Buick Is First Domestic to Earn A Top 10 Spot In Consumer Reports Annual Car Brand Report Cards
Rankings find Kia rising, while Acura, Infiniti and Mercedes-Benz plummet YONKERS, NY—With improved reliability scores for its lineup, Buick has become the first domestic brand to earn a place among the top 10 in Consumer Reports Annual Car Brand Report...

Independent Shops Outshine Dealership Repair Centers in Consumer Reports Car Repair Satisfaction Survey
Over Three-quarters of customers that haggled were successful in negotiating a discount. YONKERS, NY—Consumer Reports latest survey of repair service satisfaction found the odds are consumers will be more satisfied with an independent repair shop than with a franchised new-car...

Consumer Reports Names Toyota Camry Hybrid Best New-Car Value in Annual Rankings
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, Fiat 500L, Mercedes-Benz S500 ranked lowest YONKERS, NY – The Toyota Camry Hybrid is the best overall value for the automotive dollar according to Consumer Reports’ 2014 Annual New-Car Value Rankings. Consumer Reports calculated that the Camry...

Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Auto Reliability Survey Finds Infotainment Systems are a Growing First-Year Reliability Plague
Troublesome Q50, QX60 models drop Infiniti 14 spots; Lexus tops rankings YONKERS, NY—Multi-function, cross-linked infotainment systems and the associated in-car electronics are a growing reliability plague for many brands, according to Consumer Reports 2014 Annual Reliability Survey. First-year models from...

Consumer Reports Shines the Light on Secret Automaker Warranty Programs
Consumers can save thousands of dollars on repair bills by taking advantage of unadvertised programs that provide free or discounted service work YONKERS, NY ─ In its latest look into the world of car maintenance, Consumer Reports found car owners...

Ram EcoDiesel 1500 Tops Consumer Reports Full-Size Pickup Truck Ratings
Redesigned Toyota Highlander climbs to top of midsized SUV list Yonkers, NY — The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel climbed to the top of Consumer Reports’ full-size pickup truck ratings with an impressive performance in the organization’s fuel economy tests. The EcoDiesel...

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